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Bangladesh to receive 1st consignment of Covid-19 vaccine Jan 25-26

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said Bangladesh will receive the first consignment of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine on January 25-26.

“As per the guideline of WHO, we will vaccinate those first who are working with risks. And elderly people will get more priority. Prople below the age of 18 will not get the vaccine, ” the minister said.

The minister was addressing “Meet the Reporters” event at Dhaka Reporters Unity.

He said all the reporters of the country will get the vaccine in due time.

“ICT department is developing an ” app” to provide vaccine properly,” he also said.

Zahid Maleque said the government is also discussing with Russia, China and others for collecting more vaccine.

The minister also said they have already trained up 4200 people to push the vaccine properly. ” We have also made a high powered national committee and also made a list of those who will get the vaccine first. Every journalist will get the vaccine as they work with risk,” he also said.

DRU president Mursalin Nomani presided over the session while its secretary Mosiur Rahman moderated it.

Source: United News of Bangladesh